The Security Industry Authority (SIA) is an organisation that oversees and regulates the private Security Industry within the UK. The aim of the organisation is to ensure a standardised approach to training and work practices in the security sector.
The SIA works independently and reports to the Home Secretary, under the terms of the Private Security Industry Act 2001. Established in 2003. The SIA’s mission is to continue the development of training and maintain overall standards of practice in the private Security Industry.
The SIA exists to make sure that all UK security Licence holders, security training providers and employers meet a universal set of standards. In essence, the organisation ensures that those privately employed to protect us and our property, do so in the correct way.
After your SIA training, you are responsible for obtaining an SIA Licence to work legally within the private Security Industry. You will be breaking the law if you work without an SIA Licence and your employer will be breaking the law if they use unlicensed staff. It is not your employer's responsibility to get you licensed, but it is their responsibility to ensure that their security staff have the right security training and SIA Licence.
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3. Who are the SIA training courses for?
The Door Supervisor Training is aimed at people looking to work legally in the UK Private Security Industry as a Door Supervisor in a Pub, Club or at Music Events. Operatives with a Door Supervisor Licence can also work as a Security Guard for shopping Centres, banks and other retail outlets.
Security Guard Training
Are you in search of work as a static guard in retail or at a corporate firm? If so, then this training is right for you! It’s important to note that it is recommended that you complete the Door Supervisor Training in addition to or instead of the Security Guard Training.
When you successfully complete this course you will be able to apply for a CCTV Operator SIA Licence. This allows you to legally work in the private Security Industry in the UK as a CCTV operative.
Close Protection Training
This is a course for individuals who are looking to be a Bodyguard to people who are publicly exposed, for example, celebrities and politicians.
Physical Intervention Training
This course provides candidates with a wider range of non-violent options for dealing with the most common scenarios involving physical contact on licensed premises.
A Course for individuals expected to use handcuffs as part of their operational role.
First Aid Training is for everyone; a small investment of time can help save lives. You are required by law to have a First Aider at work and at times more than one depending on the size of your organisation.
APLH Personal Licence
This course is for anyone authorising the retail sale of alcohol in licensed premises, including pubs, bars, hotels, restaurants, nightclubs or any other venue where alcohol is sold.
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Our Handcuff & Physical Intervention training has been specifically designed for security staff to achieve a higher level of skills and knowledge in the use of disengagement and restrictive techniques.
To successfully achieve the award delegates will be required to:
Understand Reasonable Force in relation to physical restraint by reference to Common & Criminal Law.
Examine the requirements of Health and Safety statute and associated Regulations and show how they apply to physical restraint.
Evaluate the risk of positional asphyxia and other risks associated with physical restraint.
Differentiate between holding, escorting and restraining and non-harmful seated restraint techniques and how to apply them.
Demonstrate and explain how to gradually de-escalate and relax restraint to allow the subject being restrained to regain self-control.
Demonstrate use of shin strikes, defence against punches, grabs, and nerve strikes.
Explain level of force continium
Basic Handcuff Training
This course is suitable for individual expected to use of handcuffs as part of their operational role.
Identification of handcuffs.
Loading of Handcuffs.
Powers of arrest.
Types of positions.
Handcuff - Passive.
Handcuff - Active.
This course is offered at nationwide locations.
This course is offered on a regular basis at the following training venues:
London Birmingham Leeds Manchester
You can rest assured that the APLH training covers everything you need to know to pass the qualification's examination and apply for your personal licence. What's more, it's been developed and rigorously piloted with experts from the industry to make sure it truly meets the needs of those who want to succeed.
The APLH covers the syllabus set by government to enable candidates to understand the law in relation to:
the roles, responsibilities and functions of licensing authorities within the framework of the licensing objectives
the application process for a personal licence
the role and legal responsibilities of the personal licence holder, and the penalties relating to failure to comply with the law
the premises licence
the content and purpose of operating schedules
the role and duties of the designated premises supervisor
unauthorised and temporary licensable activities
rights of entry to licensed premises
police powers with regard to suspension and closure of licensed premises
the specific prohibitions for the sale of alcohol
the strengths of alcoholic drinks, and the effects of alcohol on the human body
the protection of children from harm
the responsible retail sale of alcohol.
The course covers the following subject areas:
Taking charge and summoning help
Priorities in First Aid
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
Control of Bleeding
Burns and Scalds
You will receive a First Aid Appointed Persons certificate of attendance upon successful completion of the course
This course is offered on a regular basis nationally.